Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry

Research Areas

Development of novel transition metal mediated and transition metal catalysed reactions for the highly efficient synthesis of complex organic molecules acting like active agents or interesting from the view of bonding theory.



  • Synthesis of natural products and other biologically active compounds
  • Development of novel cascade reactions
  • Cycloadditions - rearrangements
  • Stereoselective synthesis employing metal organyls
  • Transition metal catalysed C-C-couplings
  • Chiral catalysis
  • Hydrocarbons with unusual properties
  • Synthesis of novel liquid crystals and other smart materials



For further information please see Prof. de Meijere's website.


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